Migration Lotus to Exchange 2016

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We plan to migrate IBM Lotus to Microsoft Exchange.

What are the pre amount required and the important steps to optimize the chance of success ?

Have you feedback, tips or tools to advise me ?

Thanks by advance.
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FOXActive Directory/Exchange Engineer
Top Expert 2015

I would suggest migration manager Lotus notes to Exchange
ref links:  http://software.dell.com/platforms/lotus-notes/
Sjef BosmanGroupware Consultant

I have used Dell migrator for notes to Exchange (formerly quest) (You would need to check Ex2016 compatibility as I am not sure it does support it yet officially) - one thing to note though is that Dell will require you to purchase professional services with them for the installation work.  Unless you have a certified person to do the installation then they won't just sell you the product, like Quest used too.

You need a product like Migrator as it is not just the email migration to consider, there are plenty of products that will just convert the .lsf to .pst for you, you also need to consider:-

- Co-existence
   - For mailflow
   - For free/busy calender info
- Migration of existing alerts
- Migration of contacts
- Mobile device configuration
- Consideration for any custom Domino elements not available within Exchange.

Also, migrator gives you a breakdown of what the data size will be once it is migrated into Exchange.  This is very useful as Domino still uses SIS, so the migrated data sizes may be considerably bigger post migration.

If you have no knowledge of how to do this then pay for the professional services.

Other products to consider are:-

Binary tree and Transend migrator


Thanks DLeaver !
I will not perform the migration but I prefer to understand what will be done by providers.

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